Donate Online

There are many ways to give

By Mail

You can make a gift via check or credit card by mailing your information to:

First Step
44567 Pinetree Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170

By Phone

Please call 734-656-0757 and ask for the Data Entry/Receptionist to make a credit card gift.


Visit First Step’s secure donation page where you can make a one time or reoccurring donation online.

In Person

We strongly encourage donations be taken to our  Wayne Facility located at 4400 Venoy, Wayne MI 48184. Drop-off times are Monday-Friday 10:00a to 4:00p. (After hours by appointment only.)

If you prefer to take donations to the Plymouth office, drop-off times are WEDNESDAYS ONLY, 10:00a to 4:00p. (After hours by appointment only.)

USED items WILL NOT be accepted at either location.
CLOTHING, new or used, unless otherwise specifically indicated on our wish list, WILL NOT be accepted at either location.

If you are interested in becoming more involved in supporting the work of First Step, please contact our development office at 734-656-0730.

Holiday Wish List

Our Holiday Wish List contains items that gives First Step families the opportunity to choose gifts for their children. This provides them the dignity and empowerment to make this holiday season brighter.
Visit to purchase items from our Amazon Holiday wish list or view it here.

We ask that all items be NEW and UNWRAPPED.

Wish List

Our Wish List contains items that First Step and the families we serve could use the most. Visit to purchase needed items from our Amazon Smile wish list or visit our new page to see the most up-to-date needed items.

Used Items

Though we greatly appreciate the generous offers of used items, such as clothing, furniture, décor, kitchen supplies, and more, First Step is UNABLE to accept any USED donations at this time.

With the current health concerns, we are focused on providing our core safety net services, including crisis intervention, safety planning, counseling, and advocacy, in the safest way possible. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to be able to sort, disinfect, and store any used goods at this time. If you are looking to support First Step and our survivors, you can find our most needed items on our wish list here or donate through our secure link here. Thank you for your understanding and as always, we appreciate your support of First Step!


Creating a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser is a great way to support First Step by getting your friends and family involved! When it is your birthday you just have to follow Facebook's prompts to create a birthday fundraiser in honor of First Step.  Any donations made through Facebook are fee free and are donated directly to First Step.

ARK (Animals Receiving Kindness)

ARK (Animals Receiving Kindness)

First Step's ARK program allows survivors staying in shelter to bring their pets with them. The ARK is a spacious, heated building with an indoor and outdoor play area, providing a safe haven for pets on the property of our residential shelter. Concern for their pet's safety often prevents survivors from leaving their abusive environment. The ARK helps us remove this barrier. You can help us ensure that no pet gets left behind by donating to the ARK Program today!

Matching Gifts

You can increase your gift to First Step by making use of your company's matching gift program.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to First Step may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Planned Giving

Gift by Bequest, Trust, or Gift Annuity

A planned gift illustrates an appreciation and commitment to First Step’s mission and a desire to provide stability and continuity to help victims of domestic and sexual violence in Wayne County. In addition to supporting First Step’s long term plans to serve survivors, planned giving often provides significant financial benefits to the donor. These benefits may include substantial tax deductions, as well as other benefits available depending on a donor's circumstances and objectives.

There are many ways to support First Step, please contact First Step for more information.

Click here for our planned giving brochure

Donate Your Vehicle

Donating your car, motorcycle, boat or camper can help you make a significant impact in eliminating domestic and sexual violence in our communities.

Our vehicle donation program is an easy, secure and cost-free way for you to support First Step and receive a tax deduction for your generous gift.

From the pick up to the sale of your vehicle - we handle everything from start to finish. To learn more contact us at 855-500-RIDE (7433) and we will help you with the donation process from beginning to end.

Ready to donate? Click here!

Does Your Car Spark Joy? Donate your car to First Step!